Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wycliffe Congregational Chapel

The Wycliffe Congregational Chapel, opened in 1850, is a Grade II listed building - the exterior of Gothic design, the interior almost industrial with iron framework and vaulted basement, much like mills of the time. The original congregation's football team went on to become Stockport County.

Over the years the building has been slipping down the hill towards Stockport, posing quite a challenge to restorers. Recent structural repairs and replacement of the roof have been possible thanks to the efforts of Heritage Trust member Marjorie in securing funding, and Rob Harrington of Bernard Taylor Architects in planning and overseeing the work.

Marjorie is looking to secure further funding to renovate the interior for community use. Email if you are part of a group who could benefit from the space, or are just interested in becoming involved in the project.

Stockport Heritage Centre

The Stockport Heritage Centre is now back in St. Mary's Church, with a new look but all your old friends. Come and see our spacious shop area and get your 2014 colour calendar of Stockport.

Ask us a question about Stockport, our volunteers love a challenge.

Opening times - Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10.30 - 3.30pm.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Heritage Magazine Summer/ Autumn 2013

The latest issue of the Stockport Heritage Magazine is in your shops NOW !!

With information about what is happening to the heritage in the area, letters and a news page from the Heritage Trust.

Stories include -
Whit Sunday Walks
Stockport in the 50s
The Tudor Theatre Bramhall
Pleasure Gardens at Compstall
The Enumerator
Evacuees from Manchester
Steam Trains return to Stockport
The Dambusters
How listing could have saved much more of Stockport's heritage.
There are memories, letters and much more.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Stockport Market goes 1940s

On Sunday July 14, Stockport was buzzing to the sounds of the forties, not to mention army boots.
It was the ever popular Vintage Market and in spite of the heat the Market Place was crowded.

The highlight of the day was a forties fashion show at which our own Angela Kenrick won first prize.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Marple Locks Festival

Sunday 30th June was the date for the 2013 Marple Locks Festival. Blessed with fine weather, the crowds came to see this popular festival with stalls entertainments and boat ride down the canal.

Stockport Heritage Trust had a stall and were very well supported.

Once again thanks to Alison, a very good day out.